SEVILLA FINALLY LOSE EUROPA LEAGUE TITLE

SEVILLA FINALLY LOSE EUROPA LEAGUE TITLE

Sevilla's dominance in the Europa League has finally come to an end - and the Andalucians will be thrilled at the prospect!

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INFANTINO BACKS 48-TEAM WORLD CUP

INFANTINO BACKS 48-TEAM WORLD CUP

Gianni Infantino has given his backing to a 48-team World Cup made up of 16 groups of three in the first round, according to AFP.

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ARREST MADE OVER CHAPECOENSE AIRPLANE CRASH

ARREST MADE OVER CHAPECOENSE AIRPLANE CRASH

Bolivian authorities have arrested the chief of the airline involved in the crash that last week killed 71 people, including most of the Chapecoense football team.

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POINT ENOUGH FOR MAN UTD

POINT ENOUGH FOR MAN UTD

Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United face Zorya Luhansk on Thursday knowing that a draw in the frigid Ukraine will propel them into the knockout stages of the Europa League.

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Sevilla's dominance in the Europa League has finally come to an end - and the Andalucians will be thrilled at the prospect!
Spanish prosecutors have brought tax fraud charges against three former Real Madrid players, Xabi Alonso, Ricardo Carvalho and Angel di Maria and opened investigations into two other players, a prosecution source confirmed on Wednesday.
Everton have held talks with Manchester United over signing Memphis Depay and Morgan Schneiderlin, according to ESPN FC.
Bolivian authorities have arrested the chief of the airline involved in the crash that last week killed 71 people, including most of the Chapecoense football team.
A deal to sell AC Milan to a Chinese consortium has been delayed until March 3.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho paid more than 26 million euros ($24.2 mn) in taxes while living in Spain, a statement issued by Gestifute, a company set up by his agent Jorge Mendes claimed on Tuesday.
Borussia Dortmund can set a new Champions League goal record at Real Madrid on Wednesday if the likes of Marco Reus, Ousmane Dembele or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang score at the Bernabeu.
Inter striker Gabriel Barbosa is unhappy at San Siro and could leave the club on loan in January, his agent has said.
Not content with leading Real Madrid to the top of the Liga table Cristiano Ronaldo has also turned recruitment consultant to help new girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez find a job.
Mauricio Pochettino is eager to salvage a Europa League spot out of Tottenham's failed Champions League campaign as he believes it will help them overcome their Wembley blues.
Substitute Marco Reus scored a dramatic equaliser with two minutes remaining as Borussia Dortmund drew 2-2 at Real Madrid to claim top spot in Champions League Group F.
Gianni Infantino has given his backing to a 48-team World Cup made up of 16 groups of three in the first round, according to AFP.
Croatian international Marcelo Brozovic has agreed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at Inter until 2021.
Celtic have been charged by UEFA with two offences relating to crowd trouble during their Champions League match away to Manchester City on Tuesday.
Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United face Zorya Luhansk on Thursday knowing that a draw in the frigid Ukraine will propel them into the knockout stages of the Europa League.
Napoli and Benfica clinched places in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday as nine-man Besiktas capitulated at Dynamo Kiev, while Arsenal snatched first place away from Paris Saint-Germain in Group A.
Mario Gotze has been ruled out of Borussia Dortmund's Champions League trip to holders Real Madrid with a knee injury.
Nice should treat this weekend's top of the table clash against Paris Saint-Germain no differently to any other Ligue 1 game, says Mario Balotelli.
West Ham are considering a loan move for Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, according to the Evening Standard.
A construction firm has admitted that a “cartel” of firms fixed bidding for contracts to do work on stadiums for the 2014 football World Cup, Brazilian authorities said Monday.

A press conference for the British Heavyweight title fight between Dereck Chisora and Dillian Whyte descended into farce when the challenger hurled a table towards the champion on Wednesday.
Formula 1's governing body, the FIA, has issued the provisional entry list for the 2017 season, with Stoffel Vandoorne revealed to have picked number 2 as his number, and Lance Stroll choosing 18.
Despite McLaren insisting that Fernando Alonso is going nowhere, Mercedes have revealed that he is being ‘considered’ for Nico Rosberg’s vacant seat.
McLaren insist Fernando Alonso is under contract and will not be leaving to join Mercedes any time soon.
Formula 1 will again feature the French Grand Prix on its calendar from the 2018 season, with a deal to stage the event at the Circuit Paul Ricard announced on Monday, following recent reports.
Andy Murray will struggle to maintain his spot at the top of the world rankings once Novak Djokovic rediscovers his winning mentality, according to Boris Becker.
Conor McGregor says Floyd Mayweather Jr was the one to start negotiations over a megafight between them, with the UFC superstar bullish over his chances of knocking out the undefeated legend.
Usain Bolt has been named IAAF Male World Athlete of the Year after completing an unprecedented 'triple-triple' at Rio 2016, with Almaz Ayana triumphing in the female category.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday extended sanctions against Russia over doping until further notice.
Although Felipe Massa retired from Formula 1 just over a week ago, he says he would come out of retirement for Nico Rosberg’s Mercedes race-seat.
Roger Federer's comeback has been delayed after he decided to miss the International Premier Tennis League (ITPL), while Serena Williams also opted to skip the exhibition tournament.
Sebastian Vettel says it “should be clear” that he is staying at Ferrari next season as he, and Kimi Raikkonen, both have contracts with the Scuderia.
For only the sixth time in history, the defending Formula 1 World Champion will not line-up on the grid, with Nico Rosberg retiring.
Mercedes non-executive Chairman Niki Lauda says he is disappointed by Nico Rosberg's decision to retire and, with hindsight, believes Lewis Hamilton taking the title would have been preferable.
Bernie Ecclestone says he had no idea that Nico Rosberg was retiring despite having dinner with Toto Wolff the night before the announcement.
Nico Rosberg has announced that he is to retire from Formula 1, just a few days after beating Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to the World Championship title at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Maltese international basketball referee Bernard Vassallo will again be involved this week in the European sphere.
Tenpin Maltese bowler Matthew Magro competed in a Youth European ranking tournament in the Jeff de Bruges tournament in France.
Msida Arrows organised recently a twelve-hour Badminton Marathon at St. Martin's College.
Brian Galea claimed the Trap Trophy organized by the Malta Shooting Sport Federation this weekend at Bidnija.
During Gladiators Night XV Maltese athletes won four international matches against Polish competitors.
Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi’ (ASMK) will be organizing the second Enduro Motorcycle event of the ASMK National Enduro Championship on Sunday 4th December at the Xaghra tal-Maghlaq’ quarry, l/o Qrendi.
Maltese international basketball referee Bernard Vassallo will again this week be involved in the European sphere.
Marlon Attard claimed the MSSF Skeet Trophy organised at Bidnija on Sunday.
The Għajnsielem Redcoats, a sports club established in 2012, has secured a grant of over €58,000 through Erasmus+ Sports: Small Collaborative Partnerships, for a project aimed to improve gender equality in sport, especially softball.
With only two weeks of the National Boeling First Division left to play, the leadership battle has taken a decisive twist in favour of Okmalta.com, who are now within a step away from defending their title by virtue of a 14 point lead on Ramis and with only 16 points still at stake.
Results
The 2016 Malta National Indoor Rowing Championship was held last weekend at the University of Malta Students’ House in which a number of national records were broken both in terms of race times and participation.
The Gozo Motocross Association will organise the third round of the GMA Championship 2016/17, which will take place next Sunday.
Paul Formosa won the Trap Cup Winners Cup organised in the weekend at the Southern Shooting Club.
Iz-zewg players Maltin fil-Kampjonati Mondjali tas-Snooker organizzati mill-IBSF u li qed isiru f’Doha, l-Qatar sfaw eliminati mill-kategoriji rispettivi taghhom.
Results

FIFA referee Clayton Pisani has been appointed by UEFA to officiate the UEL 2016/2017 Group B encounter between Young Boys and FC Astana.
Two second-half goals from Massimiliano Giusti handed Hamrun Spartans an important 2-0 win over Birkirkara, while in the other match Sliema Wanderers beat neighbours Gzira United 1-0.
Valletta returned to winning ways beating bottom of the table Pembroke Athleta 3-0, while in the other match an injury-time goal from Enmy Manuel Pena Beltre secured St. Andrews a 1-1 draw with Tarxien Rainbows at the Victor Tedesco Stadium on Saturday.
Dingli remained unbeaten in the MSV Life Masters League making it five in a row, after defeating Rabat, who were suffering their first defeat, while Valetta got their third win after beating Melita.
Balzan Youths reclaimed the lead in the Premier League after beating bottom of the table Pembroke Athleta 4-0, with Bojan Kaljevic scoring a hat-trick on Sunday.
Floriana and Birkirkara moved level on points with Valletta in third place of the Premier League after beating St. Andrews and Tarxien Rainbows, while Hamrun Spartans returned to winning ways thanks to a 2-0 victory over Gzira United on Saturday.
Malta have slipped down four places to 182nd in the latest edition of the FIFA World Rankings published on Thursday.
UEFA has appointed FIFA Futsal referee Franco Cachia for a FUTCUP Cup Elite Round qualifying mini-tournament organized by the Croatian Football Federation from 23rd to 26th November.
Hibernians climbed to the top of the Premier League thanks to a 2-0 victory over Mosta, while Balzan Youths lost their place at the summit after suffering a 3-1 defeat to Floriana on Sunday.
Results
The MFA Technical Centre’s Grassroots & Women’s Department, in collaboration with SportMalta and the Directorate for Quality and Standards in Education (DQSE),organized the second FIFA Live Your Goals Festival in Malta at the Centenary Stadium, as part of their mission to develop the grassroots’ level in women’s football.
Results
Ten-man Hibernians took over at the top of the Premier League after a 3-1 win over Sliema Wanderers at the National Stadium, Ta’ Qali on Saturday.
Birkirkara and Wardija both registered wins in the MSVLIFE Masters Football League over Tal-Qroqq and Marsa respectively.

DIZZ Group have reached agreement with Sliema Wanderers FC to be their main sponsor in a long-term deal officially announced on Friday.
International referee Fyodor Zammit has been appointed by UEFA to officiate the UEFA Youth League Group A Matchday 5 between PFC Ludogorets 1945 and FC Basel 1893.
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS HISTORY

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS HISTORY

THE JOURNEY BEGINS

Travel back in time as we take a look at the history of the European Championships, following the tournament's development into the third highest-profile event in the sporting world. Our first destination is 1960, with the final four descending on France to decide the inaugural winners.

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